We have a number of networks and approaches to promote collaboration and partnership between companies, healthcare professionals and academics across the health and care community.

We have our Link Directors Network, senior decision makers across our entire health and social care community, who facilitate the development and adoption of innovative technologies and practices. These include senior management, who are aware of their organisations’ key immediate priorities and can provide us with decisions and delegate responsibilities; and operational managers who can support us in delivering projects on the ground and act as champions for innovative projects.

We work to support healthcare innovators in the West of England through our Health Innovation Programme, which is run in partnership with SETsquared, the world’s leading university business incubator. The Health Innovation Programme supports innovators to develop their business idea, analyse the market and potential customers, develop a compelling pitch and look at funding strategies. The programme is open to healthcare professionals, health and life science academics, small businesses and public contributors.
Find out more about the programme.

We also run connection events which bring together healthcare professionals, academics, industry and public contributors to discuss new and upcoming topics within health and care. Previous events have covered telecommunications; modelling healthcare systems; nutrition, exercise and health; supporting self-management and care; commercialisation of apps; and innovative financial models.
Take a look at our events page.